Richard Martinez, Greater New Orleans Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Disaster and emergency relief, arts, the elderly, the environment, job training, the LGBT community, housing, education, health, and social services

CONTACT: 504-598-4663, richard@gnof.org

PROFILE: Richard Martinez is a program officer at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. He previously worked as the executive director of the Multi-Service Center for the Homeless. He earned a degree in urban and regional planning from the University of New Orleans.

His foundation bio shares:

Richard joined the Foundation in 2007 and currently serves as program officer. He has over 12 years experience in the nonprofit sector. From 1994 until 2005, he was the executive director of the Multi-Service Center for the Homeless in New Orleans, a program that helped people experiencing homelessness regain control of their lives. Richard taught urban studies at the University of New Orleans from 2005 to 2007. He is a Ph.D. candidate in that field at UNO. He earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of New Orleans in 2001 and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology in 1989 from the City University of New York at City College. Richard was born in La Ceiba, Honduras, and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., but New Orleans is his home now.